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Brilliant Stages for Helene Fischer’s Farbenspiel Tour

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Helene Fischer performs on a Brilliant Stage © Stufish Entertainment ArchitectsEUROPE - Helene Fischer’s Farbenspiel tour of Germany, Austria and Switzerland in late 2014 marked the first set built by Brilliant Stages under Dark Arches Holdings ownership.

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Video/Lighting Interplay Adds Holiday Sparkle to Saks Fifth Avenue Exterior

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Visual Interplay Adds Holiday Sparkle to Saks Fifth Avenue ExteriorNEW YORK, NY — A tightly woven interplay of projection mapped video and LED lighting effects transformed the façade of Saks Fifth Avenue with a repeating 10-minute show, titled An Enchanted Experience, from Nov. 24, 2014 through Jan. 4, 2015. Integrated Visions Productions and DWP Live teamed with American Christmas Inc. on the project, which relied upon projection and control gear from Barco, coolux and Pharos. Radio City Music Hall’s Rockettes and Grucci fireworks accompanying the seasonal display’s kickoff presentation on Nov. 24.

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High End Systems Shapeshifters Help Ring in 2015

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High End Systems' Shapeshifter luminaires have already been incorporated in a variety of high-profile events lit by well-known lighting designers, with a number of LDs incorporating the new looks into their designs for parties ringing in 2015. These included PLSN contributor Vickie Claiborne, who used Shapeshifters for the ARIA Dreamscape Party at ARIA Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, pictured here. Photo by Kelly McKeon.LAS VEGAS — Released in 2014, High End Systems' Shapeshifter luminaires have already been incorporated in a variety of high-profile events lit by well-known lighting designers, with a number of LDs incorporating the new looks into their designs for parties ringing in 2015. These included PLSN contributor Vickie Claiborne, who used Shapeshifters for the ARIA Dreamscape Party at ARIA Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, pictured here.

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White Light Launches Audio Services Division

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LONDON — White Light announced that, in addition to its entertainment lighting services and products, it will now be offering sound gear and services through a dedicated audio department that will handle rentals and installations for venues and special events. Lee Dennison, formerly of Delta Sound and Autograph, will lead the new division. He joined White Light in Nov. 2014.

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Band Member Injuries Lead to Canceled Shows for Linkin Park, The Black Keys

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LOS ANGELES — Tours for two high-profile rock acts have been sidelined as a result of unrelated injuries sustained by band members. Tour legs for Linkin Park’s Hunting Party tour and Black Keys’ Turn Blue tour were both canceled, scuttling 16 and 17 shows, respectively, in North America and Europe.

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2014 Festigal Tour in Israel Lit with Robe BMFLs

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Festigal 2014 - RobeTEL AVIV, JERUSALEM and HAIFA, Israel — Festigal, a family-oriented celebration of the Hanukkah holiday season in major cities in Israel, recently completed a run of 108 performances – including as many as three shows a day. LD Ronen Najar, who has lit the annual tour for the past eight years, spec'd 24 of Robe's new BMFL Spot fixtures to be the centerpiece of the 2014 tour’s lighting rig. Argaman Systems supplied the gear.

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MIA Awards in Belgium Lit by Painting with Light

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Painting with Lights 2014 MIAs (c) Elke Briars, Concert PhotographyRIBBON, Belgium - Luc Peumans of Painting With Light lit the Belgian TV Music Industry Awards (MIA) event for the first time last year. Producers VRT (Vlaamse Radio en Televisieomroeporganisatie) Belgium have already invited the designer back for the 2015 event, where he will oversee full production design - incorporating lighting, set and video / visuals.

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PL+S 2015 to Feature New "Stagery" Theatrical Focus

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FRANKFURT, Germany - Prolight + Sound in Frankfurt is expanding the spectrum of subjects and segments covered at the coming event from April 15-18, 2015. With a set of new offerings, the trade show will also be of particular interest to companies and trade visitors from the theatre and theatre-technology sectors. An extensive seminar program for this target group, a special ‘Quickfinder’ guide to relevant exhibitors and a special VIP program for theatre planners are all part of the exhibition's new ‘Stagery’ segment.

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King of Kings Kickboxing Events Lit with Elation Platinum SBX

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King of Kings EventsCHISINAU, Moldova - For the King of Kings Eagles Series and King of Kings World Grand Prix kickboxing tournaments held Dec. 20 at Manej Sports Arena here in this northern Balkan Peninsula republic, LD Serghei Mosin with Elation dealer Eventica Grup SRL relied on the company's Platinum SBX.

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USITT to Honor Scenic Designer Douglas W. Schmidt with Distinguished Achievement Award, New Book

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Douglas W. SchmidtCINCINNATI, OH - Set Designer Douglas W. Schmidt, USITT’s 2015 Distinguished Achiever in Scene Design, is also profiled in USITT's new book, The Designs of Douglas W. Schmidt, to be released at USITT 2015 in March.

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